| Aug 29, 2012
| 9:15 AM
With Gary Tuchman in Haiti and Anderson Cooper on the ground in New Orleans, no one covered Isaac better that CNN. By Wednesday morning, the Atlanta-base news channel was the only place to be for coverage of the storm.
But Tuesday night, when it was a...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 6:42 PM
I will be honest, I don't know which of these two I like less -- Piers Morgan or Christine O'Donnell.
Here's video of her walking off his show Wednesday after he questioned her about gay marriage and then asked why she was acting "so weird."
| Jul 15, 2011
| 10:11 AM
Last year when CNN was talking about hiring Eliot Spitzer and Piers Morgan, I expressed my dismay at the way in which both could harm the credibility that the channel had steadfastly built through its journalism.
Spitzer did prove to be an...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 12:03 PM
UPDATE (11:55 a.m.): The hearing was abruptly interrupted, and the camera went to a blank wall as a result of a disturbance in the hearing room at about 11:55 a.m. as the last questioner was addressing a question to Rupert Murdoch. A replay of video...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 7:00 PM
I went to church on CNN Saturday, and it was one of the most powerful, uplifting and spiritual experiences I've had in years. Yes, watching six hours of cable TV coverage of Whitney Houston's funeral was a spiritual experience, and I am not using that...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:56 AM
Outside of CNN's performance on the night of Iowa caucuses, no one's election-related TV coverage excited me as much as that provided by Politico last week on Super Tuesday.
I heard and saw it on C-SPAN radio and TV. Politico had been streaming such...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 10:10 AM
This year, I gave up reporting cable news ratings every month. The numbers and spin tell us about the horse race to some extent. But what they mainly do is distract us from the important moral and cultural stories of the way these channels are warping our...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 6:12 PM
UPDATES WITH LINK TO RESPONSE POST BY GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: After watching coverage of the Wisconsin recall, I am convinced more than ever that it's time for a major press gut check. We have been in real trouble for a long time with cable TV news, but we...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 3:23 AM
With a caucus vote so close that the cable channels had to wait until all the votes were finally tallied at 2:34 a.m. Wednesday to declare a winner, Iowa was no place to be Tuesday night for media amateurs and ideologues.
Which is to say there was only...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 7:48 PM
If nothing else, Monday night's dueling prime-time addresses to the nation by President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner hopefully woke more Americans up to the fact that we are at an epic moment in the nation's history.
| Jul 14, 2010
| 4:22 AM
Hey, folks. It's SKK here, pinch hitting for usual guest blogger (and pinch hitter for me) Chris in KS. Funny how that works out. Anyway, tonight is the first live show of this season of AGT, so I couldn't let......
| Jul 8, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Q: Why did the Piers Morgan program on CNN suddenly disappear?
A: Bad ratings. Even after three years on the air, it had "a fraction of viewers compared with competitors at Fox News and MSNBC," the New York Times noted. The successor to Larry King,...